Athletics Update: Teams Finish 6-0 on Opening Day

John O’Neill, director of athletics
September 22, 2023

Belmont Day began the interscholastic season with six wins on Tuesday afternoon. The cross country, varsity football, boys’ varsity soccer, and varsity volleyball teams all opened up at home in front of joyful crowds and sunny skies. Cross country outran Beaver, Charles River, and Austin Prep behind strong showings from Ben Fleming (Belmont Day’s fourth finisher), Simon Wright (recorded a PR), and Sam Leviton (overall first place). The varsity football squad beat Charles River 48-28 with team veterans Andrew Green and Rami Flummerfelt leading the way on both sides of the ball. Boys’ varsity soccer toppled Beaver 6-1 thanks to Owen Bantham-Livermore’s fast start on offense and Theo Kelman’s stingy defensive play. The final home bout was a 2-0 win (25-17 / 25-6) for varsity volleyball over BB&N. Melisa Adhikari dominated her serves while Noah Yang and William Li excelled in their setter’s positions.

Meanwhile, away from campus, the field hockey and girls’ varsity soccer team also took care of business. Griffin Targum was in net for field hockey’s 1-0 shutout at Charles River. Olivia Garrity popped in the lone goal and Sal Pattisal was active on both ends of the field. The girls’ varsity soccer team received significant contributions from its sixth grade trio of Violet Hancock (defense), Harper Treisman (defense), and Colby Schneider (goalie) during their 6-2 win at Beaver. Congratulations to all six teams on a strong start to their seasons.

By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

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